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A Year 11 school pupil has been 'shot on their way to school', sparking a major incident with armed police and the air ambulance on the scene.

Kesgrave High School has confirmed one of its students was involved in a "serious incident" on their way to school.

Suffolk Constabulary confirmed officers responded to a "major incident" amid reports of a shooting in the village east of Ipswich on Monday.

Armed police and an air ambulance were deployed.

Eyewitness have said one person was spotted being treated by paramedics and was seen being helped on to a stretcher.

In a tweet, Kesgrave High School said: "We have made aware by the police that there has been a serious incident involving one of our Year 11 students, on their way to school.

"Students in school are safe and we are managing the situation in constant, close communication with the police.

“Students are to remain in school and will be kept safe in liaison with the police.

"Police will be present in the area and around the school throughout the school day.

"At the present time we are expecting students to be dismissed at the end of the school day, 3.20, as normal."

Police are also said to have told residents to stay inside their homes and surrounding roads and public areas were shut as a cordon was put in place.

The air ambulance is believed to have taken off from the scene with a passenger on board just after 10am.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: "Police are currently at the scene of a serious incident in Kesgrave.

"Officers were called just after 8.40am this morning, Monday 7 September, to reports of a shooting in Grange Farm.

"Friends Walk and Through Jollys are completely closed off at present and there is a partial closure on Ropes Drive.

"Members of the public are asked to avoid these areas.

"Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting reference CAD 58 of September 7."

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